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6 Days Rongai Route


Second easiest route after Marangu route. Start hiking from East side of the Mountain. Close to the Tanzania Kenya bolder. Beautiful scenery and great view of Mawenzi peak and Kibo peak.Finish the hike at Marangu gate. The advantage of this trail is less tourists, super view of Kenyan side and Tanzania side. High percentage of reaching at the summit. You can hike 5-7 days depends on your time.

Full Itinerary

Day 0:

Arrival. Pick up at Kilimanjaro Airport and drive to Moshi town 35 minutes. Overnight stay at Stella Maris lodge bed and breakfast.

Day 1:

Morning after breakfast with picnic lunch and drinking water, drive to Rongai gate. The drives to Rongai gate take about 3hrs. After check in at Rongai gate, start walking through rain forest to Simba camp. The walk to camp takes about 2-3 hours. Dinner and overnight at first camp or Simba camp 2,671m.

Day 2:

Morning after breakfast with drinking water on your hand, continue hiking to the second cave campsite 3-4hrs. Beautiful day walking on heather and Moorland zone. Enjoy great view of two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi. Get hot lunch at Second cave camp. After lunch continue hiking to Kikelewa camp following the gradual trail 2-3 hours. Dinner and overnight at the beautiful camp Kikelewa 3600m.

Day 3:

Morning after breakfast, continue hiking to Mawenzi tarn hut campsite 4,350m. The walk is short and takes about 3 hours. Get hot lunch at the camp. Relax at the camp. Later evening walks to Mawenzi Peak for acclimatization one hour. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight full board basis.

Day 4:

Morning after breakfast with picnic lunch continue walking to Kibo hut campsite. You’ll be trekking on the alpine desert, the trek takes about 4hrs. Dinner and overnight at Kibo hut campsite 4,720m.

Day 5:

Midnight after refreshing tea with cookies, start walking for summit. The walk to the summit takes about 6-7 hours. Trek on the desert and glacier zones to Gilman’s Point 5,685m for about 5-6 hours. This point is on the crater rim. After relaxing few minutes, continue walking to UHURU PEAK through crater rim for about 2 hours. After arriving at UHURU PEAK, take pictures for about 20 minutes. Then walk down to Horombo hut campsite via Kibo hut campsite 5-6 hours. Dinner and overnight at Horombo hut campsite 3,720m full board basis.

Day 6:

Morning after breakfast descends to Marangu Park gate 6hrs. Meet Van and transfer to Stella Maris Lodge Moshi 1 hour for overnight based on bed and breakfast.
Please note; the day 7 you will be taken by our vehicle to Airport for home flight, Zanzibar or other destination.



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Climbing FAQ

The iconic mountain which considered as the roof of Africa attracts more than 30,000 trekkers every year not only because of its height but also because of the panoramic view of the mountain. While Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not for the faint-hearted, but for many trekking enthusiasts, this is a dream to climb Kilimanjaro to touch the snow-capped summit.

Dry season from June to October and December to march has good scenery, good view and high percent of summit successful rate.

According to us. Lemosho is the best ascending Route while Machame route being the second and Rongai route being the third best route.

Kilimanjaro international Airport is the Kilimanjaro and safari gateway. You will be taken from there to Arusha City one or Moshi town one hour for overnight. The following day drive to Kilimanjaro mountain park gates.

You need layered clothing as it is chilling cold up on the summit and all gears from Kilimanjaro Climb Gear List .


Don’t worry, you will not be alone in Tanzania. Don’t think you are a guest in Tanzania, you are our family member.